Storing asphalt sealer would never happen in a perfect world. You would buy exactly what you need and never have any unused sealcoat left over. In the real world, we have to be sure to have enough asphalt sealcoating to get the work done without running out. Your business depends on having the supply to meet your demand, and at the end of the season that means you have to protect your product and practice proper sealant storage.
Winter asphalt maintenance must include patching potholes. A couple of months ago we covered Pothole Patrol: Spotlight On Cities That Give You A Way To Report Dangerous Asphaltbut what are you doing about your blacktop? Having a gaping hole on your driveway or parking lot is just as dangerous to passers-by, vehicles, and snow removal equipment. As if that is not enough, the costly damage to your pavement from snow, ice, freeze-thaw cycles, shovels, and plows will bring a frighteningly high spring repair bill. There is an easy fix, no worries, here’s what to do!
Liquid deicers will change how you react to a winter storm warning. Now you can get out there and do something about the coming snow, sleet, and freezing rain, before the storm front hits. You can forget about staring out the window, waiting, watching, wondering when you need to shovel or plow or salt. You just get out there and spray the liquid ice melt on sidewalks, driveways, stairs, and parking areas and you are ready for up to the first 2 inches of snow.
Knowing how to fix a pothole is a huge money-saver, no matter who you are. Not only does your pavement last longer, it’s safer for vehicles and pedestrians. The thing is that who you are affects how you do the repair. A homeowner fixing their driveway has different needs from a property owner or manager with a parking lot, and townships have far more demands than both. So here’s a guide for everyone on fixing potholes, starting with home driveways and building up from there.
Maybe you’ve had this experience lately too: you wander into your local grocery store and there, between the bananas and cherry cola, there’s a whole new section carrying clothes, makeup, pots and pans . . . none of it very good quality, but all of it conveniently located right there.
If you’re like me, you took a look the first time . . . and then . . . never again. Why? Because I know that if I want to buy products that last, I need to buy them from an expert.
Potholes are not just a bumpy nuisance; they can be quite dangerous to vehicles. There are plenty of sites that make light of the pothole situation, but today let us turn the spotlight on to the cities that are working hard to fix their roads. At long last, road authorities are using the internet to give hard-working busy people a way to report potholes online. Finally, we can do away with trying to phone the right department to report road damage!
Parking area maintenance really can make the difference between a successful, busy, profitable holiday season and a parking nightmare. Easy, organized parking makes your business a desirable one to visit, rather than a place to avoid. Taking a little time now to maintain asphalt in both your loading and parking areas, as well as line striping, guarantees a clean and organized entry and exit to your business.
At Asphalt Kingdom, our thoughts are with those families who were so deeply affected by Hurricane Sandy. Below is a snippet of the path of destruction that Sandy had left and what’s ahead in terms of repairing and reconstructing the millions of lives that were affected.
Asphalt pothole repair is such a simple thing to do. Getting it done now, before snow and ice set in, is the very best thing you can do for your driveway or parking lot. It prevents and protects from further damage, saving you very costly repairs in spring.
What’s The Hurry? First of all, there’s the danger of snow removal, whether by plow or shovel. Any equipment is going to get hung up on the edges of the hole and rip out more chunks of asphalt. Let’s not mention the damage that can happen to plows and shovels! In turn, these craters can cause damage to any vehicles unlucky enough to hit them. And let’s not forget the pedestrians walking along either.
Are you heading out this weekend to do some fall chores before the leaves start to fall? If that includes sealcoating your driveway, you should know that asphalt sealer that makes your driveway shiny is NOT a good thing! It’s true. Find out why you should avoid bright shiny sealcoats and two other must-know tips for choosing a blacktop sealer here: http://www.asphaltkingdom.com/driveway-sealant.html
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